This is a simple Granny Stripe blanket. I like granny stripes because they are easy to do, and you can use color to make many different patterns. I played around with color patterns (on paper), until I figured out one that I liked.
My finished blanket measures 50x50 inches. Had I realized that it would end up a perfect square, I probably would have made it narrower, and repeated the color pattern one more time in length. But my daughter is quite happy with hers being square, so I will be too.
Click the link below, for the pattern: